Math is more than numbers and equations! The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award for fiction and nonfiction books that inspire children of all ages to see math in the world around them.
Mathical Award Winners and Honor Books are selected by a nationwide committee of mathematicians, educators, librarians, and authors. Each year’s selections joins a growing list of stories ranging from picture books and graphic novels to chapter books and young adult literature. Explore our collection of stories for ages 2-18, with nearly 30 titles to date.
The Mathical Book Prize is organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in partnership with the National Consortium for Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Consortium of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Learn more →
2015 and 2016 Mathical Award Winners
The 2017 Mathical Book Prize submission period is now closed. Winners will be announced in April 2017 at the National Math Festival in Washington, D.C.
From August 1 – September 22, 2016, publishers were able to submit titles for consideration for the 2017 Mathical Book Prize. A single front list title will be awarded the Mathical Book Prize in each age category from Pre-K through high school, while additional front list and backlist titles are eligible as Honor Books and will be included on a curated reading list that is promoted nationally among librarians, K- 12 teachers, mathematicians, and science museums, as well as at the 2017 National Math Festival in Washington, D.C. There is no fee for submission of titles. More information→